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How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk – Easy Recipe

Skip the can and learn how to make sweetened condensed milk quickly and easily plus a vegan version too!

Homemade Sweetened Condensed Milk

I try to keep a stocked pantry, but inevitably I start to make a recipe that calls for Sweetened Condensed Milk and I don’t have a can.  Instead of running to the grocery store last minute. I am going to show you how to make your own sweetened condensed milk in a matter of minutes! It is super easy, and you will be so glad to have this recipe on hand.


How to Make Sweetened Condensed Milk

When you only have a few minutes, you only need 3 ingredients to pull off a this incredibly easy replacement recipe. It comes in handy when you are in a pinch!

Grab your blender, and add 1/2 cup of hot water. In a small bowl mix together the powdered milk and sugar. While the blender is going add in the milk/sugar mixture and blend until smooth. That is it! Making this simple ingredient is just that easy.

Dairy Free / Vegan

An added bonus, you can make Dairy Free Sweetened Condensed Milk. We have food allergies in my house, so I am always looking for alternatives. You can use powdered coconut milk or other similar alternative to make this dairy free or vegan.

Usage & Storage

Use this in recipes just as you would canned condensed milk, or store unused milk in the fridge for a day or two until ready to use. I would not try to store this long term because it is so easy to make as needed.

Not sure what to do with your leftovers? It is incredible used in your morning cup of coffee!

How Much Milk?

This recipe makes about the same amount of milk that would be in 1 can of store-bought. You can just do a straight substitution for one 14 oz can.

Sweetened Condensed Milk

Skip the can and learn how to make sweetened condensed milk quickly and easily plus a vegan version too! Comes in handy for baking.
Print Recipe
Prep Time:5 minutes
Total Time:5 minutes



  • 3/4 cup powdered milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup hot water


  • In small bowl combine the powdered milk and the sugar. Set aside.
  • Put hot water into blender and start blender.
  • While the blender is running, pour in the powdered milk /sugar mixture.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • This recipe equals one can of store bought condensed milk.

Dairy Free

  • Substitute Coconut Milk Powder Mix or other dairy free milk powder


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 179mg | Potassium: 638mg | Sugar: 93g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 438mg | Iron: 1mg
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 528kcal

Originally Posted March 2013. Updated on October 2019.

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  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing another great recipe! I recently started making my own coffee creamer, but realized quickly it isn’t much savings when you are using a $2.25 can of sweetened condensed milk and I wanted dairy free, so this is perfect for me. Thanks again!

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